Yesterday was Day 2 of the Achieving Prominence (AP) program, and the focus was on shoulders. Again, I attempted to lift at least one weight heavier than I was doing in the Magnify You program.
Like Day 1, I struggled to perform my final reps. I had to pause a couple of times, breathe, and continue the set. Again, like Day 1, this workout was pretty short. In fact, I was done in 47 minutes, and that included a seven-minute warmup on the treadmill.
Today’s workout was structured as follows:
- WARMUP-Hand stand push-ups
- WEIGHTS-Six exercises
- CORE-Four exercises
When I got home, my husband asked my why I was home so soon. LOL. My family’s used to me being out for at least two hours. I told him I only had about six exercises to work through and there was no cardio, but once the cardio kicked in, I’d be back to being out longer.
I didn’t perform my handstand push ups at the gym for fear of falling over, so I asked hubby to spot me while I did them at home. When I got up the first time, I felt a strain on my back. I asked hubby to bring my legs down. Well, didn’t he practically let me drop? I ended up hitting my left knee on the floor, but we did have a good laugh at my expense. I said, “some spotter you are…you let me fall”. Ha ha! I did manage to do my set of handstand push ups, but it was a pathetic attempt, let me tell you. My goal is to be able to make these look pretty by the end of the 100 days.
My abs are still feeling the effects of Sunday’s workout, so performing my ab exercises today took a little more effort, but I did them all. I had to look up what one of the exercises was, so I didn’t do it in the gym, but I did do it once I got home after (after my push ups).
Food choices were mostly healthy (except for a couple of fries I took from the kids before I headed out to the gym). Sadly, my macro targets were not met. They weren’t even close. Once again, I managed to be high on carbs and low on protein and fat.
24JUN14 macro breakdown
I’m feeling pretty good, and I’m actually looking forward to tonight’s workout. However, today’s plan calls for a five-mile run at 3% incline. Help me! If I run at a speed of 5.5, I can clear one mile in about 10 minutes. If I run the full five miles, I’m looking at at least an hour, because there’s no way I can run for 50 minutes consistently at 5.5 mph. Maybe I’ll do half before my workout and half after my workout. Have I ever mentioned that I strongly dislike running? Wish me luck!
Oh, and before all this happens, I have to take both my dog and cat to the vet. The dog for her annual check up, and the cat because she’s been picking at her mouth. I don’t think she’s eating properly, and I noticed she’s been losing weight. Have to get her checked.